Two anxious senators who want to see Congress move the main issues on its agenda introduced a bipartisan plan designed to solve two of the most urgent parts of the immigration debate.

Senators John McCain and Christopher A. Coons, a Republican and Democrat, respectively, formally submitted a bill that would grant permanent legal status to undocumented immigrants known as dreamers and strengthen security along the US-Mexico border. However, the measure would not immediately authorize spending the 25 billion dollars that President Trump is asking to strengthen the border with the construction of the wall.

Trump’s response was immediate. Through Twitter he commented: “Any agreement on the DACA that does not include strong border security and the much-needed wall is a total waste of time. It is approaching March 5 and it seems the Democrats do not care about the DACA.

The McCain-Coons plan would grant legal status to dreamers who have been in the country since 2013. The figure would surpass 1.8 million immigrants that Trump proposes to legalize.

“It’s time for us to end the stalemate, so that we can move quickly to complete a long-term budget agreement that gives our men and women the support they deserve,” McCain wrote in a statement.
The McCain-Coons plan would grant legal status to dreamers who have been in the country since 2013. The figure would surpass 1.8 million immigrants that Trump proposes to legalize.

“It’s time for us to end the stalemate, so that we can move quickly to complete a long-term budget agreement that gives our men and women the support they deserve,” McCain wrote in a statement.

The proposal comes four days after Congress approves the spending budget.